October

October 25, 2017

Tom Humphries Case Prompts Irish Discussion of Similarities to George Gibney Story

by Irvin Muchnick   Yesterday we noted the criminal sentencing in Ireland of Tom Humphries, once a leading sportswriter there, for sexual abuse of a young […]
October 24, 2017

Prominent Irish Sportswriter Tom Humphries Sentenced in Text-Grooming and Sex Abuse Case

by Irvin Muchnick   As my Freedom of Information Act case in the American courts for more material on disgraced former Irish Olympic swim coach George […]
October 23, 2017

In a Tired Celebrity Media Ritual, Michael Phelps ‘Opens Up’ About Everything — Well, Everything Except the Sex Abuse Right Under His Nose in the Swimming World

by Irvin Muchnick   As noted yesterday, Michael Phelps told all in an interview with The Daily Beast. Phelps talked about being the face of a […]
October 22, 2017

Given a Platform to Discuss Sex Abuse in Swimming, Michael Phelps Swings and Misses

The tease in the push item from The Daily Beast sounded so promising:   “The greatest Olympic athlete of all time—with a record 23 gold medals—opens […]
October 20, 2017

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Head Travis Tygart’s Cover-Ups of Sex Abuse at USA Swimming: Complete Links

EXCLUSIVE: Travis Tygart, Head of Olympic Anti-Doping Agency, Investigated Sexual Abuse Cases For USA Swimming Published September 3rd, 2014   Olympic Anti-Doping Chief Tygart Investigated Fugitive Sex […]
October 20, 2017

Writer Anthony Roberts Rekindles the Heat on Anti-Doping Chief Travis Tygart, Who Helped Cover Up USA Swimming Sex Abuse

by Irvin Muchnick   My friend Anthony Roberts, a journalist who specializes in the performance-enhancing drugs world — and with whom I collaborated on a 2012 […]
October 18, 2017

Judge Who Is Loose-Cannon Critic of Lehigh County District Attorney Martin Breaks Promise to Testify Against Him in SLAPP Suit

by Irvin Muchnick   A Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas judge who spoke out colorfully to Concussion Inc. about the abuses of James Martin, the […]
October 17, 2017

In South African Exile, Root George Gibney Victim and Whistleblower Chalkie White Talks to the Irish Independent

by Irvin Muchnick   The story linked below, a must-read, speaks for itself. Just one comment from here: For the record, I have never spoken with […]
October 16, 2017

Harvey Weinstein and George Gibney

OK, the headline is clickbait, in the sense that there is no link between fallen Hollywood kingpin Harvey Weinstein and former Irish Olympic swim team coach […]